Great Australian Road Trips
 
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Edge of the World lookout

The Bass Coast: Anywhere in Tasmania makes for a great driving holiday, but the northern coastline is an unsung treasure.  It is a place of rugged beauty, where fertile farmlands spill into the wild waters of Bass Strait.  From the boulder-strewn white-sand beaches of the Bay of Fires, the main route across the top of the island travels through beautiful rainforest, some of the state’s best wine producing areas, along the spectacular coastal Bass Highway past pretty fishing villages to finally reach the wild wilderness of the west coast at the aptly named Edge of the World lookout.

How long? 450 km
More: www.discovertasmania.com.au

Tassie Coast to Coast: One minute you’re driving through open paddocks and farmlands, through historic villages of convict-built stone houses, following the course of a twisting, shallow river to suddenly find yourself in dense, lush rainforest.  A few hours down the road you are winding through pristine alpine wilderness with snow-dusted mountain ranges looming above you.  By sunset, you're on the beach watching the sun sink into a pearl pink sea. Best way to see it all is to drive Hobart to Strahan.

How long? 245 km
More: www.discovertasmania.com.au

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